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Society of Friends -- Missions

 Subject
Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

William C. Allen diaries

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-001
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of six volumes of William C. Allen's religious visits around the world from the 1904-1937. Three volumes of the collection were handwritten, and the remaining three were typed by Allen. While the diaries in this collection cover a wide range of topics, entries generally describe the customs, manners, language, transportation, food, and religious beliefs in each location Allen visited. In addition, Allen describes Quaker meetings he lead, and religious and political...

Bowles family correspondence

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Identifier: HC.MC-1212
Abstract The Bowles family was deeply involved with Quaker missionary and relief work during the 20th century. In 1900, the Bowles moved to Japan under the auspices of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and managed the Friends School and established the Tokyo Friends Center. During World War II, the Bowles family moved to Hawaii and worked with war refugees. The Bowles family correspondence consists of correspondence from Gilbert and Minnie Pickett Bowles to their son Gordon Townsend Bowles from 1922 to...

Gilbert and Minnie Bowles correspondence

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-02-032
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of two accessions of the letters of Gilbert and Minnie Bowles. The collection is comprised of both private letters and public letters meant for circulation among Friends, written by Gilbert Bowles and his wife Minnie Bowles during their religious visits to India and Japan.

Edith Forsythe Sharpless papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-950-161
Scope and Contents This collection includes correspondence while Sharpless was a missionary in Japan, an artbook, a birthday album, teaching certificiates, among other materials.

Charles Evans diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-023
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the single, handwritten volume of Charles Evans's "Diary of a European Trip, 1861." The diary details Evans's voyage from Philadelphia to England including descriptions of the captain and other cabin passengers, illness on board, and the weather during the voyage. Upon arrival in England, diary entries relate visits to Friends, Quaker meetings, and Evans's tour of England.

Foreign Missionary Association Records

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Identifier: QM-Phy-830
Scope and Contents Records of the Foreign Missionary Association of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, 1921-1953, include its Minutes (1882-1921) as well as the records of its Executive Board (1883-1923), International Committee (1918-1924), Young Women's Auxiliary and other Miscellaneous reports and correspondence (1883-1923). Also included are records from the Committee's Branches at Downingtown, Germantown, Haverford, Moorestown, Philadelphia and West Chester Meetings.

Friends Service Council Collected Records

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Identifier: SCPC-CDG-B-Great Britain-Friends Service Council
Abstract The collection includes minutes of meetings (May-December 1939), annual reports and yearbooks, periodicals, and pamphlets.

Stephen Grellet papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-967
Scope and Contents Letters, diary fragments and other miscellaneous papers. Material is primarily related to Grellet's travels in Europe, Russia and Haiti as a Quaker missionary. Topics discussed include his spiritual life, meetings with leaders of various religious denominations in Europe and with Friends and other religious sects (Saints), visits to schools, prisons, poor houses and hospitals during his travels, visits with various members of European aristocracy, Russian nobility and Pope Pius VII (1819) and...

Joseph Haines papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-950-095
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of three folders of the papers of Joseph H. Haines. The collection includes primarily letters of Joseph Haines to his father, William H. Haines, dated 1917-1921, reporting on conditions in France during World War I and giving detailed accounts of a day's activities for Haines working for the Reconstruction Unit of the American Friends Service Committee, including building and repairing houses and schools, assisting local people, and altogether offering a picture of...